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1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch

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1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch

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See an abundance of birds, crocodiles and other wildlife on this day trip from Darwin with a 2.5-hour Corroboree Billabong cruise. You'll board a shaded, open-sided boat for optimal wildlife viewing along the Mary River Wetlands, home to the largest concentration of saltwater crocs as well as 30 species of birds. Hear commentary from your guide throughout the full-day tour, which includes an informative stop at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre as well as lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
  • Full-day tour with boat cruise on the Corroboree Billabong, from Darwin
  • Learn about the ecology and history of the Mary River area at Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
  • Hear informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide about the wildlife of the region
  • Enjoy lunch on the boat cruise surrounded by beautiful wetlands
  • Look for saltwater crocodiles and a variety of colorful birds during your boat cruise
  • Includes round-trip transportation from Darwin with hotel pickup and drop-off
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Air-conditioned vehicle
2.5 hour wetland cruise
Experienced local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Ice Cold water provided on bus and boat

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9:00 AM
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: PLEASE CALL (08) 89855855 24 HRS PRIOR TO TOUR DEPARTURE TO CONFIRM YOUR HOTEL PICK UP LOCATION AND ANY DIETARY REQUIREMENT. WE WILL THEN CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP TIME (PICK UP TIMES VARY DEPENDING ON THE LOCATION) Below are more pick up locations available: Chilli Backpackers, Mitchell St, Darwin (pick up from Mantra Esplanade) 9:00 - 9:45 AM Coolalinga (Pick up from Bus stop on service road near Puma service station (south of McDonalds) 9:30 - 9:45 AM Crocodilly Inn (old YHA) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Darwin City Hotel, 59 Smith St, Darwin - (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Darwin Free Spirit Resort (pick up from Bus stop in front of Puma service stn) 9:15 - 9:30 AM Darwin Waterfront Apartments (pick up at 7 Anchorage Crt, Darwin) 9:00 AM Fannie Bay Jail - 8:45 - 9:00 AM HiWay Inn Motel Winnellie - 9:15 - 9:30 AM Mandorah Ferry Terminal - 8:45 AM Marina View Apartments - 8:45 - 9:00 AM Melaleuca (pick up Shadforth Lane which is located behind Melaleuca establishment) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Poincianna Inn 9:00 - 9:15 AM Robbie Robbins Reserve (pick up other side of highway) 9:15 - 9:30 AM Shell Palmerston 9:15 - 9:30 AM Tipperary Waters Chook Shed 9:15 - 9:30 AM Tourism Top End (end of mall) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Value Inn (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Winnellie Shopping Centre - 9:15 - 9:30 AM YHA Darwin (pick up Shadforth lane) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Youth Shack (pick up Mantra on Esplanade) 9:00 - 9:15 AM Zen (Ramada suites in drop down menu)
Following hotel pickup from Darwin in the morning, board your air-conditioned coach for the 1.5-hour drive southeast to Corroboree Billabong. En route, listen to your guide’s narration and visit Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre, which boasts splendid views of the Mary River Wetlands. Touch-screen educational displays provide an introduction to the coastal wetlands ecosystem of this Top End destination before your board your boat. 

Take a seat under the full-length shade canopy of your open-sided vessel, which plies the calm waters of Corroboree Billabong during a 2.5-hours cruise. Your guide points out abundant birdlife such as jabiru, ibis, brolga, jacana, egrets, herons, kites, sea eagles, whistling ducks and magpie geese among the more than 30 different species that inhabit this area.

Keep your camera or your binoculars on hand to capture sightings of any saltwater crocodiles that often sun themselves on the banks or swim stealthily by!

Your boat tour includes a picnic lunch on board. Enjoy prepared salads and sandwiches and replenish your thirst with cold drinking water available throughout the cruise. 

After the wetlands and wildlife tour on Corroboree Billabong, return to your coach for the return trip to Darwin, where your day trip ends in the evening.
Stop At:  
Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve
Originally set up as a large scale rice growing project in the 1950`s Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve attracts a wide range of local and migratory water birds and other wildlife including one of the largest populations of snakes within Australia
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Window on the Wetlands Visitor Centre
Enjoy interactive displays offering an insight into the ecological processes that occur in the wetlands and seasonal changes that are experienced. Also on display is extensive information explaining the Aboriginal & European histories of the area. From the upper viewing deck you will also get fantastic views over the Adelaide River floodplains.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wetland Cruises - Corroboree Billabong
Corroboree Billabong is part of the beautiful Mary River Wetlands, which are teaming with birdlife and also boasts the largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles in the world. View these prehistoric creatures in their natural environment cruising past our vessel or basking on the banks of the billabong. The birdlife at Corroboree Billabong is prolific and you get the opportunity to see a huge variety of species during your cruise. Learn about the wildlife on the Billabong from your experienced, knowledgeable guide who will ensure your cruise is both interesting and informative. Our open air designed vessel allows you to get up close to the animals with plenty of opportunities to take amazing pictures as we cruise around this nature lover`s paradise
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Please bring a hat, mosquito repellant, sunscreen, camera. Binoculars are also recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise us if you have special dietary requirements for lunch
  • Most travelers can participate
  • We provide cold water on board. Please bring a refillable water bottle
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Wetland Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on sanitization during 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 1 Day Corroboree Billabong Wetland Experience including 2.5 hour cruise + lunch?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Outstanding Experience
, Jun 2022
The Corroboree tour was Amazing Our tour guide Evan was extremely friendly, thoughtful and made everyone feel comfortable. We saw amazing crocs, birds and the cruise through the wetlands was a time to remember. I tried to upload some photos I took ( AMAZING) but it wouldn’t download them. I will keep trying Thanks Evan you made the trip a memorable experience
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review, the Day Tour is a great day out and Evan really make for a fun and informative experience. Please keep trying to upload your photo's as we love to see what you captured. We hope you tell your friend's and travel again with us in the future
Getting close to nature
, May 2022
Getting close to birds and crocs. Jabiru bird was wonderful. Evan excellent guide and driver. Nice lunch on the water. Plenty of toilet stops!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Carolyn for you 5 star review, the bird life around the billabong is abundant and the boat design gives you great photo opportunity's. We hope you travel with us again soon.
Enjoyed the day and the...
, May 2022
Enjoyed the day and the host was fantastic seeing all the crocodile's and birds was very enjoyable Thank you
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy to hear you had a enjoyable time on the billabong it is a great time of the year to be spotting all the wildlife.
Fantastic wetlands experience
, May 2022
Cruising slowly through the billabong to see the amazing birds and their natural habitat. The information provided by our guide was excellent.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Fort, We appreciate you rating us with a 5 star review. And are really happy you got to enjoy our One Day Tour to the Amazing Wetland Cruises on the Billabong. Yes our guides are excellent its great to know they have made your day.Thanks again we hope to see you sometime in the future. Cheers
Enjoyable day trip
, May 2022
The tour guide Evan Definitely made the tour with his jokes and quick thinking, I don’t think there was anything he didn’t know about Darwin and surrounding areas and it’s wildlife. Lunch was a really fresh salad and 3 types of cold meats. My friends and I really enjoyed this tour.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Raelen for your 5 star review, so glad to hear you and your friend's enjoyed our Day Tour and lunch that is served on board. Evan is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Darwin and wetlands and his humor defiantly makes for a great day out. We hope to see you travel again with us in the future.
Must not miss this 😊🐊🦅
, May 2022
Fantastic tour on a beautiful part of Australia highly recommend if your visiting Darwin put this on your list of things you want to do 😊 🦅🐊
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Belinda for your 5 star review and high recommendation.Corroboree Billabong is a beautiful part of any Darwin visit. We hope to see you again in the future.
Top tour
, May 2022
From the pick up to our drop off back at our hotel, our day was full on and enjoyable. Our guide Even was an encyclopaedia of local knowledge and history. Nothing was a problem to him and the day turned out great, would recommend this day trip to anyone wishing to see one of the NT's sites.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Peter for your 5 star review, Even is a great guide and very passionate about the NT, and will appreciate the shout out. Thank you for choosing Wetland Cruises Day Tour.
, May 2022
The day was relaxing and very informative. The lunch provided was excellent and nice to be able to eat on boat. Morning tea was nice also and the bus driver was informative. Dani and Eaton were excellent host
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you Dianne for your review, yes it is so relaxing out on Billabong and happy your enjoyed your lunch on board the boat. Thank you for choosing to tour with us,
Great day tour
Kelly W
, Sep 2019
I had a wonderful day trip out to the Corroboree Wetlands. We saw beautiful lotus flowers (we even tried the lotus seeds which were yummy!), lots of interesting birds and a handful of Crocs!! Our guide, Evan, was knowledgable, friendly and provided lots of laughs. I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Darwin.
Lunch with the crocs
, Sep 2019
What a fantastic day out, Evan the guide was informative, friendly and funny. He knows his stuff, and knows how to entertain. Excellent day
A great day out😀
, Sep 2019
I had heaps of fun and saw lots of wildlife. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the provided lunch was yummy.
Ron O
, Aug 2019
What an amazing day! For visitors to Darwin this should be on youri must do list, The wildlife was amazing and a beautiful fresh packed lunch enjoyed three metres from a big 4 metre crocodile was the icing on the cake! Thanks to Evan our driver/ guide for for making the day most enjoyable and to Chrissy also. To Ian who happened to call at our hotel, thanks for the free lift to the city library
Absolutely Spectacular!!
, Aug 2019
The trip is such a lifetime experience, i will highly highly recommend it. Evan was beyond incredible, he looked after every detail and made the experience so much fun. Book this now you wont regret it :)
, Aug 2019
One of the best day tours I have taken part in. If you are into The wildlife it is a MUST! We saw a lot of crocs. Took excellent pictures. Tasted some bush tucker straight from water or trees. And so many other memorable experiences! And most importantly: EVAN, the guide, driver and the boat driver in one was simply a top professional. Facts, jokes, numbers, anectodes etc...The best tour guide I have come across Down Under. Period.
Great tour guide
, Nov 2018
Our guide Evan was great. Funny, engaging, seemed to really like what he does. Fogg Dam is nice as you go in but the viewing platform views nothing interesting. Might be different at different times of year. Window on The Wetlands is dated and boring. Billabong is good. Lunch is on the cheap side. Drive yourself if you can. Save on the cost.
Great day out
, Oct 2018
Evan was an excellent tour guide, entertaining, very informative and focussed. Good low key family or couples outing.
This was the best ever tour I have...
Georgina W
, May 2018
This was the best ever tour I have done - wow, what we saw, covered, incredible and exciting to see the beauty so close to a capital city. Love the stories told too.
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision...
Julie W
, Nov 2017
It was a spur-of-the-moment decision to take this tour! We had a free day whilst visiting Darwin. It was brilliant. The guide was very well-informed of the region and the wildlife, and the wetlands themselves were inspiring. Birdlife in abundance, which my partner loved, being a bird-watcher, and surrounded continually by the lotus, in flower, and standing tall in the water. We saw the sea eagle multiple times, which I never tired of. One croc. Great lunch provided. I would absolutely recommend this trip to anyone who loves wildlife, birds, or simply meandering through lotus water gardens.
The wet lands tour was so full of...
Sandra W
, Sep 2017
The wet lands tour was so full of animals from the smallest birds to the largest with teeth. Our guide chris really knew the animals and she spotted them with ease. This tour is a good length and starting at 9am and finishing 530 instead most starting at 6 am and not finishing till 7 pm. A good one for the photographic tour.
Wonderful tour. Sean was a great guide...
Lisa Z
, Aug 2017
Wonderful tour. Sean was a great guide. Saw a number of crocs and lots of birds.

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